Symmetry is a visually striking time-management survival game in which you lead a research team on a freezing and harsh post-apocalyptic world.
The first thing you’ll notice about Symmetry are the vector graphics. The unique art style gives off a surreal vibe, but it’s also a beautiful game thanks to the clean lines and terrific use of color and lighting. Symmetry is trying to depict a frozen wasteland on a post-apocalyptic, abandoned planet, and the art style certainly succeeds in that.
The premise is relatively simple. You control a crew aboard a research spaceship that landed on an abandoned planet. Shortly after their arrival, it became clear that there was something very strange about this place, and things turned into chaos. The goal is clear – you must help the crew to survive and make their way back home.
Symmetry is billed as a “time-management survival game”. Basically, that means that you have to fix the ship as quickly as possible or people will start dying. Apart from gathering all the necessary repair parts for the ship, you also have to take care of the needs of your crew. You’re tasked with managing their basic needs such as eating and resting. But you’ll also have to take care of their mental health and manage their individual skills.
Developer Sleepless Clinic is saying that Symmetry’s survival gameplay is backed by a “deep and compelling plot”. Very little is known about this aspect of the game, but apparently, the world is enveloped in a mystery that you’ll gradually unravel as you play through the story. You will also be faced with “difficult” moral choices that will affect the entire expedition.
Even in a world filled to the brim with all sorts of survival games, Symmetry does stand out thanks to its blend of survival and simulation gameplay. There’s no release date yet, but we’re hoping that the game comes out sometime this year.Published in